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Regional Championships: Midlands

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2018 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Odyssey, Kevin Norburry
2017 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Pageantry, Herbert Howells
2016 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2015 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke The Torchbearer, Peter Graham
2014 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke St Magnus, Kenneth Downie
2013 Jaguar Land Rover Dave Lea Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
2012 Desford Colliery Russell Gray The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, Derek Bourgeois
2011 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
2010 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman English Heritage, George Lloyd
2009 Desford Colliery R. Gray Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Desford Colliery N. Seaman Festival Music, Eric Ball
2007 Staffordshire D. Maplestone Isaiah 40, Robert Redhead
2006 Newstead Welfare Duncan Beckley Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Peter Graham
2005 Woolley Pritchard Sovereign T Jones Rienzi, Richard Wagner arr. Howard Lorriman
2004 Travelsphere Holidays David Stowell Tristan Encounters, Martin Ellerby
2003 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Prague, Judith Bingham
2002 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
2001 Travelsphere Holidays F. Renton Jazz, Philip Wilby
2000 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Variations on an Enigma, Philip Sparke
1999 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
1998 Desford Colliery F. Renton Montage, Peter Graham
1997 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant A Lowry Sketchbook, Philip Wilby
1996 Rigid Containers GUS J. Berryman Sounds, John Golland
1995 Desford - Un Vie de Matelot, Robert Farnon
1994 William Davis Construction K. Wilkinson Partita, Philip Sparke


The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert with Church Without Walls

Saturday 23 February • Broughton Fields Primary School. Milton Road. Broughton MK10 9LS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 23 February • Brooksbank School Victoria road Elland H50QG


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 24 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Arrow Valley Brass

February 20 • Third Section based in Inkberrow Worcs. Main rehearsal Sun. am. Seek MUSICAL DIRECTOR. Extensive programme of engagements small number of contests.Expenses etc. by negotiation.Further information ring 01527852485 or from arrowvalleybrass.co.uk


Poulton-le-Fylde

February 20 • Poulton-le-Fylde Band (based near Blackpool in North-West), vacancies for Trombone (Tenor), Euphonium & Kit player. Our friendly band offers a good mix of contests/concerts. We are also flexible and welcome players of all ages/abilities


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

February 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone, euphonium, basses, but all welcome. We play at local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger